• Watch an uncut 35 minute interview with Greg Giraldo, who would’ve been 47 today (Video)

    Comedian Greg Giraldo would’ve been 47 years old today. In light of that, I thought I’d repost this unedited video interview I conducted with Greg six months before his death. Note that at the time this site was called Punchline Magazine, hence the name of the file and such. I originally posted this on Oct. 1, 2010, two days after Giraldo died. My original text intro is below: You may

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    Watch comedian Mike E. Winfield deal with sleeping audience member; what would you have done?

    There’s a number of ways in which a skilled comedian can handle a persistent heckler. Sometimes, it’s a matter of straight-up engagement; maybe ignoring said heckler shuts them down; perhaps a burly bouncer can help out. Dealing with hecklers is an art in itself. But how does a comedian deal with a sleeping audience member? That happens a lot less, and so there’s not a lot of history we can

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    Artie Lange confirms return to radio, opens up about his recovery

    Embattled comedian Artie Lange, who’s been off the radio airwaves since his suicide attempt in January of last year, confirmed today that he’ll be returning to the job on Sept. 12. But, it won’t be with Howard Stern. Lange told comedian Joe Matarese, on his podcast Fixing Joe, that Lange and longtime friend, comedian Nick Di Paolo will host their own show on Fox Sports Radio. “It’s going to be

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    Breaking: Greg Giraldo benefit show will feature Daniel Tosh, Whitney Cummings, Tom Papa, more

    Though it hasn’t officially been announced, we can exclusively report that there will be a show in Los Angeles to honor late comedian Greg Giraldo, with proceeds benefiting his family. Comedians Daniel Tosh, Whitney Cummings, Tom Papa, Jeffrey Ross, Bill Burr, Jesse Joyce and Dave Attell are scheduled to appear at the Wiltern Theater on June 29. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. and will be available

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    Nick Di Paolo: Questioning your beliefs

    There are certain comics — Marc Maron, Greg Giraldo (RIP), Greg Proops, for instance — who I seek out for catharsis– to hear and to feel a much more artfully-produced version of my own thoughts. I, like others, find comfort in reaffirmation. That’s natural, right? Then, there’s other comics I listen to with whom I don’t fundamentally align. At least, I don’t think I do. Until I realize, that after

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    Greg Giraldo tribute on Comedy Central set for March 18

    A tribute to late comedian Greg Giraldo, who died last September, will premiere on Comedy Central on March 18 at 11:30 pm EST. Give It Up for Greg Giraldo will feature interviews with the comedian’s comedy friends, including Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan, Conan O’Brien, Dave Attell, Lewis Black, Sarah Silverman, Colin Quinn and Nick Swardson. The special will also boast highlights from every corner of Giraldo’s on-screen career– roasts, pilots,

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    Greg Giraldo benefit to be held at comedian's alma mater

    Hot on the heels of last week’s huge benefit show at the Beacon Theater in New York for the family of Greg Giraldo, comes a two-night celebration of the well-loved comedian– this time, it’s going down at Columbia University, Greg’s alma mater. From March 7 – 8, at the Ivy League school’s Miller Theatre, comedians like Christian Finnegan, Ted Alexandro, Robert Kelly and Dwayne Perkins as well as Columbia alums

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    Greg Giraldo Fund For Children Living in Families with Addiction established

    Just two days before a group of incredible comedians are set to perform at the Beacon theater in New York in honor of the late Greg Giraldo and to help raise funds for his three children, Giraldo’s wife MaryAnn and the National Youth Recovery Foundation announced a new initiative to help children and siblings deal with the effects of addiction. Giraldo died from the effects of an accidental overdose on

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    Jesse Joyce: Pro Joyce

    Jesse Joyce doesn’t do cocaine. It’s not his fault that he has ‘a look and demeanor that seems to imply I do a lot of blow.’ But his jittery, rapid-fire delivery, coupled with a keen pair of ‘enormous coke eyes,’ helps Joyce deliver big on his debut album, Pro Joyce. Joyce, a well-established roast writer who frequently opened for Greg Giraldo, pairs a sharp wit with precisely the right amount

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    Comedy Central will roast Donald Trump

    Donald Trump is leaving the board room and heading to Comedy Central to take his place in front of the dais. The Comedy Central Roast Of Donald Trump is scheduled to tape on March 9, 2011 in New York City and is planned to air that spring. “I’ll show up to the Roast because Comedy Central is paying me a lot of money, but I’m confused as to how anybody

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    Greg Giraldo family benefit presale begins tomorrow

    As we reported earlier this week, there will be an all-star comedy show at the Beacon Theater in New York on Feb. 9 to benefit the family of Greg Giraldo. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday. However, we just confirmed that there will be a presale beginning tomorrow. You need to go to this link and use the promo code HECOMEDY. The show starts at 8

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    Greg Giraldo benefit planned; Dave Attell, Lewis Black, Jim Norton set to perform

    Since Greg Giraldo’s untimely passing in September,  friends and the comedy community have shown great support– especially toward the comedian’s family (his three young sons) and his ex-wife Mary Ann. And now, this Saturday, tickets will go on sale for perhaps the biggest show of support. Giraldo’s close friend, Marriage Ref host Tom Papa will MC a show at the Beacon Theater in New York City at 8 pm on

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    Greg Giraldo fund created to support his children; here’s how to help

    As most of you know by now, Greg Giraldo passed away just over a week ago. Not only was he a very funny and talented comedian, but he was also the father to three young children. In the short time since his death, many friends and fans have asked how they can help. The following message has been circulating among Giraldo’s friends and family: In lieu of flowers, food or

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    Greg Giraldo: A personal remembrance

    “Who would’ve thought that a guy who had his shit so together would have hair like Lisa Lampanelli’s fuck hole.” That’s what Greg Giraldo said to me when I first met him face to face. It was 2005, the year I launched Punchline Magazine. Greg had literally turned 40 minutes before, and having just wrapped up a masterful early show at Carolines in New York City, he was taking a

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    Greg Giraldo dies at 44, management confirms

    Comedian Greg Giraldo has died at the age of 44, representatives from his management company, The Collective in Beverly Hills, have officially confirmed to Punchline Magazine. A scheduled comedy event in LA tonight, meant to showcase some of The Collective’s other clients, has been canceled. The management company has this to say: As you may know, Greg Giraldo was a father of 3 young children and a genius comedic talent

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